I was recently happily wandering through this gorgeous grove of redwood trees with David and he took this photo of me walking on the path that I chose.
While there, it struck me that there were multiple paths, and I chose this one. It felt like the most nourishing option.
Sometimes I try to do things in my life in less nourishing ways. I struggle and fight for a path that isn’t there, or I resist the actual path that is there.
I’ve learned that when I can focus on and choose a nourishing path for myself, it usually turns out much better.
Or, I can turn something that isn’t usually thought of as nourishing, into something that is. I do this with all sorts of things, like doctor’s appointments or organizing projects or whatever else I’m busily trying to resist doing.
And often I’ll create an unexpected sweetness to reward myself after doing something I didn’t necessarily feel like doing. And these unexpected sweetnesses are not sugar- rather they are the things that most nourish my soul.
Asking myself this simple question; “What’s my nourishing path?” helps me to refocus, reset, or invent something new to help whatever it is become more nourishing.
I do this with my writing and creating too- I create new paths of possibilities.
How about you?
What’s your nourishing path?
And how are you choosing and inventing it? Let me know.
p.s. I’m teaching a NEW FREE mini class on FB Live (I call it Lively;-) on Wed/9th June @ 2pm Pacific and you’re invited! It’s all about delightFULLy creating nourishing ways to write and create what you dream of.
Go HERE to register and you’ll receive a reminder and a radiant rePLAY if you can’t be there live.